A rendering of the proposed water park adjacent to the Mall of America.

Bloomington gets ready to set water park tax plan in motion

City leaders are expected to grant key approvals for the deal next month.
West Metro
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Despite years of outcry, some Minnesota schoolchildren still get turned away for a hot lunch if their families haven't paid up.

Brooks: Why do schoolkids keep paying the price in fights over school lunches?

We don't make children buy the textbook before they can read. We don't make them chip in for gas for the school bus.
West Metro
Four Seasons Mall in Plymouth, photographed in 2013, has sat vacant for years.

Plymouth approves plan for long-vacant mall site

Project would offer units for families and seniors, commercial space and a park-and-ride ramp.
West Metro

Charges: St. Paul man who led police on chase into Wisconsin kidnapped, raped woman

Jeffrey Morgan Groves, 51, had been wanted since the Nov. 3 sexual assault of the victim in her St. Louis Park home.
West Metro
A Brooklyn Park police officer carried a bicycle away from the scene where a bicyclist was killed after a crash with a school bus Wednesday morning on

Bicyclist killed in Brooklyn Park bus crash is identified

About 10 students on their way to a north Minneapolis charter school were on the bus at the time of the crash. None of them was hurt.
West Metro

Richfield school lunch-shaming spurs new call for state fix

The lunches were tossed because the students owed $15 or more, but the action was quickly halted when administrators became aware of the situation.
South Metro
November 13
Isak Aden was killed during a standoff with police in Eagan on July 2.

Police who shot man during standoff in Eagan are deemed justified in use of deadly force

Isak Aden was fatally shot on July 2 after he threatened a woman with a gun and held police at bay
West Metro
November 13

Man wanted in Minnesota for alleged sexual assault arrested after police pursuit, crash in Wisconsin

Police, the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force and U.S. marshals had been actively searching for Jeffrey Morgan Groves, 51.
West Metro
November 13
Shawn Azadivar and Tsubasa Tanaka, of Golden Valley, grabbed a few beers at Pig Ate My Pizza’s new location Friday afternoon.

Downtown Robbinsdale becoming a 'little Eat Street'

W. Broadway is now dotted with a wide variety of eating options, which has helped draw visitors and revitalize downtown.
West Metro
November 12
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a report from

Teen birthrate in Hennepin County fell sharply in 2018

Rates have dropped by nearly two-thirds since 2009.
West Metro
November 11
Nadia Mohamed, who became the first Somali-American and Muslim on the St. Louis Park City Council, was just one of several younger women to win in sub

Election reveals shift in suburban leadership

More young women from diverse backgrounds are running — and winning.
West Metro
November 10
Sean Davis of Nice Ride took tags off bikes as the company rolled out its fleet throughout Minneapolis in April. Next year Nice Ride will add 2,000 e-

Nice Ride plans to bring e-bikes to Minneapolis in 2020

Nice Ride Minnesota is getting rid of its “dockless” blue bikes after just one season and will replace them with pedal-assist electric bikes. Lyft, which…
South Metro
November 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 10

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
West Metro
November 8

Alleged anti-Muslim attack reported in west metro, group says

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for a hate crime investigation.
West Metro
November 7
A police vehicle pulled up to Bloomington Jefferson High School while cars waited to pick students. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG

Student charged in Bloomington Jefferson High School stabbing

The juvenile suspect is charged with a felony for allegedly stabbing another student six times during a fight Tuesday that sent the school into lockdown.
West Metro
November 6
Peter Kizilos-Clift and Pam Koenig on the wraparound porch of the Excelsior house they hope to preserve.

Excelsior argues over designating house as historic against owners' wishes

Owners win fight to demolish, rather than save, century-old cottage house.
State + Local
November 6
Students in Eden Prairie walked to board a school bus nicknamed "the secret bus," to attend class in the Minnetonka district in 2017.

Incumbents win in divisive Minnetonka school board race

The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
West Metro
November 5
Concord Elementary School

Police: Juvenile was responsible for swastika on Edina school property

The youth was questioned and confessed to scrawling the swastika and a phallic symbol.
West Metro
November 5
A police vehicle pulled up to Bloomington Jefferson High School while cars waited to pick students.

Stabbing at Bloomington Jefferson HS puts student in hospital, another in custody

The severity of the victim's injuries was unclear, but police chief said she's in stable condition at HCMC.
November 5
Craig Hill of Mound shops at Westonka Food Shelf. Hill said several heart attacks and the associated medical costs impacted his financial security.

Mound area food shelf marks 50 years: 'This is a very warm, welcoming place'

One of the oldest food shelves in the country, Westonka fills a need for nourishment in the far western metro area.
West Metro
November 5
Concord Elementary School

Edina school vandalized with swastika

A suspect was apprehended, but police said there was no arrest.